MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — School bus drivers for Minneapolis Public Schools voted unanimously to go on strike if mediation does not produce results.

The bus drivers say they are not being offered adequate compensation and are concerned about safety and retention during this severe bus driver shortage.

There is going to be a mediation session Dec. 1. The drivers cannot legally go on strike until 45 days after that first mediation session.

Minneapolis Public Schools said it is committed to reaching an agreement through the mediation process and is working to ensure that bus service for students is not interrupted.